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Could France’s new €68-million home of cycling be the springboard to fulfilling a Parisian Olympic dream? Owen Evans reports.

As tonight’s bidding application deadline for hosting the 2022 winter Olympics approaches, The Sport Consultancy’s Robert Datnow asks whether the candidate cities – and the communication consultancies that steer their bid strategies – will find the rules of the game beginning to change?

The race for the most influential job in sport is almost over. In a matter of hours, six candidates will find out who will be the new president of the Olympic Movement.

After 12 years at the head of the Olympic Family, Jacques Rogge reaches the end of his term. In an exclusive interview with SportBusiness, the Belgian reveals the highs and lows of his time as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president and explains what he believes are the future challenges for his successor.

With less than two weeks until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) names its new leader, SportBusiness Group editorial director Kevin Roberts looks at the young life of Sergey Bubka, who would later become one of the presidential candidates.

Dave Gordon, the former Head of Events at the BBC who left the UK public-service broadcaster after 40 years in December 2012, looks at how 2016 Olympic Games broadcasters can raise the bar even higher than it was in London.

From its inception and first edition in Singapore in 2010, the Youth Olympic Games is now one of the most prestigious multi-sport games properties. However, the process of deciding who will stage the next editions is still designed to present as few barriers as possible to aspiring YOG hosts. Bidding cities are prevented from spending on advertising and there are restrictions on the number of new venues that can be included in any proposal.

Bid leader and Colombian minister of sport, Andres Botero Phiillipsbourne, shows some powerful images and explains why bidding host Medellin is the right fit for the 2018 Youth Olympics.

The eight sports bidding to join the Olympic Movement will present their cases to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) today.